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March 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival parade is approximately 2-miles long and runs down the main street of town on Estero Blvd from the Beach Elementary school (parade loading zone) to the base of the Matanzas Bridge on the beach side. Parade entrants are automatically entered into our Shrimp Festival Parade competition and awarded trophies for best in class.
Attendees: The Matanzas bridge closes at 9AM so arrive early! Parade goers can watch from the sides of the parade route and catch prizes from the floats that are thrown. Get ready for a variety of parade units such as the American Red Cross, Lani Kai & the Cincinnati Firefighters, Shrimp Festival princesses, the Calendar Girls & more!
When the parade is over, attendees flock to Shrimp Festival (at the foot of the FMB fishing pier, inside Lynn Hall Park) to get their local, Florida Pink Gold Shrimp Boil platters & shop close to 100 vendors with handmade goods at the Shrimp Festival Arts & Crafts fair.
If you are out of town during Shrimp Festival but would like to watch the parade, click here to live stream the shrimp festival parade.